The Rubicon

Quiz Bowl ends season with national showing

Junior Peter Blanchfield and seniors Bailey Troth, Coleman Thompson, Phoebe Pannier, and Paul Watkins competed at Quiz Bowl Nationals over Memorial Day weekend.  The team finished 142 out of approximately 340 teams.
A First-Person Perspective
June 1, 2017
The Quizbowl team went to nationals in Atlanta and finished with a 5-5 record, and 142nd overall.

Orca Tribe launch party fulfills mission to connect artists

Senior co-founder Lutalo Jones talks with senior Leah Hughes at the launch party. “I am excited to see things that students put together. It’s impressive,” Hughes said.
May 14, 2017
The Orca Tribe launch party on May 12 brought young local artists together for a night of music and art.

PHOTO GALLERY: Student-directed Winter One Acts express visual creativity

The Winter One Acts highlight student directing and acting on the Huss stage on Jan. 27. (From left to right) sophomore Max Moen, junior Sylvie Schifsky, junior Drew Fawcett, junior Maya Shrestha, junior Jonah Harrison and sophomore Elise Parsons perform.
January 27, 2017
The Winter One Acts take place Jan. 27 in The Huss Center stage and feature student acting and directing.

Quiz bowl ends season by dominating at league competition

Quiz Bowl team A works through a round at the tournament Jan. 19.  They went 4-0 to win and qualified for the playoffs Mar. 3.
January 26, 2017
Quiz Bowl ends winning regular season with an eye on the playoffs Mar. 2.

Senior Speech Illustrations: Week 13

December 16, 2016
View the illustrations of quotes from the senior speeches given on Friday, Dec. 9.

Design Thinking discusses ideas for new spaces in school

LEFT TO RIGHT: junior Ross Kirby, sophomore Nolan Smith, junior Paul Watkins, Upper School Spanish teacher Pam Starkey, sophomore Eli Striker, sophomore Lillian Pettigrew, sophomore Marlo Graham.
December 1, 2015
This semester, the class Design Thinking has raised questions and considered new spaces for students to study and socialize around school.

Teachers defeat Quiz Bowl team to in pre-nationals face-off

Quiz Bowl honed their skills for national competition at the annual students vs. teachers match on May 22.  Upper School science teacher Andrea Bailey, US English teacher Matt Hoven, US math teacher Carl Corcoran, and US history teacher Jon Peterson faced off against freshman Peter Blanchfield and sophomores Cole Thompson, Paul Watkins, and Ewan Lang in this round.  The competition was facilitated by Quiz Bowl sophomores Patrick Commers and Netta Kaplan.  The team goes on to compete at Nationals the weekend of May 29.
May 26, 2015
The Quiz Bowl team competed against teachers May 22 in a friendly contest that helps them prepare for nationals.

Quiz Bowl team advances to quarterfinals in MNHS Quiz Bowl League playoffs

From left to right: Quiz Bowl adviser Andrew Bailey, freshman Peter Blanchfield, sophomore Paul Watkins, sophomore Cole Staples, sophomore Jack Indritz, junior Patrick Commers, sophomore Sarah Wheaton, junior Netta Kaplan.
February 22, 2015
The team also qualified for the 2015 NAQT High School National Championship.

I enjoy taking public bus to and from school

To signal the bus driver that their stop is approaching, riders must pull a yellow cord.
November 28, 2013

A yellow cord graces the wall of the number 87 bus as I stare out the window. My stop is four blocks away, and after about a block I can pull that cord to signal my stop. I thank the bus driver, get...

Quiz Bowl student group redefines itself in hopes of a more bonded team

From left to right, Upper School history teacher and Quiz Bowl adviser Amy Weisgram, sophomore co-president Patrick Commers, freshman Cole Staples, freshman Ewan Lang, freshman Phoebe Pannier, freshman Cole Thompson, freshman Paul Watkins, and freshman Sarah Wheaton meet during Thursday X Period on Oct. 31.
November 21, 2013

The St. Paul Academy and Summit School student group Quiz Bowl is going though a year of development. After former Quiz Bowl advisor George Leiter left SPA in 2012, the student group became much less formal...

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